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Thunderbird 2 Official Build Diary - Pack 8 Options
delboy271155
#1 Posted : 03 April 2018 15:22:51

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Stage 46

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Slide rail (top) L+R, Fixing screws x16


Fold the left-rear leg’s spring over and press it down into the groove making sure it snaps in past the centre gear and is sitting neatly in its groove. Next do the same for the left-front leg’s spring again fitting the spring neatly into the groove beneath the centre gear. Locate the corresponding notches on the rear-left rail-gear rack and slide rail and align the notches so that the gears teeth also engage neatly, then do the same for the front rail-gear rack. Now check all the parts are positioned correctly.

Lower the left slide rail top over the slide gears. Make sure the upper-limit switch remains in place and the part sits flush on top of the assembly. Lightly tighten one of the screws into the front hole and another screw into the rear hole, then the hole in the centre. Now continue until all the holes have screws in them and then fully tighten each one.

Fit the front-right and rear-right leg springs as you did for the left side making sure they fit under the centre gear. Align the notches as you did before and engage the gears’ teeth. The front gear-rail rack should come to rest so it touches the lower-limit switch.

Making sure the lower-limit switch and the rails stay in place, lower the right slide rail top into position. Turn a screw lightly into the front, rear and centre holes and then keep going until all these holes have a screw in them. Then fully tighten each one.

Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag. .
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delboy271155
#2 Posted : 10 April 2018 23:33:44

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Stage 47

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Front hatch outer/inner, Hatch stay, Hinge pins x2, Springs x2, Test board, Cable clip, Screws x4.


The stay will join the front hatch inner via two hinge pins. Using tweezers fit a hinge pin from the outside and leave the ribbed tip left exposed. Then push the pin in fully and repeat for the second pin.

Fit the stopper into it`s recess with its tip seated in the notch and then using superglue affix the front hatch to its inner face via the mounting lugs.

Now place a loop at the end of the first spring onto the hook at the side of the hatch stay and repeat for the second spring.


Leg Test:

To begin the leg test remove the adhesive backing from the cable clip and fix it in place. Then feed the motor’s cable through it. Now seat the test board on top of the battery box via it`s lugs and secure it with three screws.

Fit the motor cable’s connector into the socket marked ‘Motor` followed by the upper-limit switch to the socket marked ‘Up control` and the lower-limit switch to the one marked ‘Down control’. Now connect up the battery box’s cable and the main switch’s cable to the sockets marked ‘Power’ and ‘Switch’ respectively.

Make sure the main power switch is in the OFF position and insert three batteries into the battery box making sure that they are fitted correctly. Turn the switch on the test board to the UP position and the main switch to ON. The legs should lift your model up using the slide gears and it should stop when the upper-limit switch is pressed by the advancing gear-rail rack.

Now press the switch on the test board to DOWN. The legs will retract lowering the model. It will stop when the lower-limit switch is pressed. If anything is amiss check the gears starting positions and the upper and lower limit switches are in place correctly .



The Mole

Parts supplied:
Lower/Upper chassis, Detail A x2, Detail B+C, Piston.


Glue both details A in place and then details C + B through their respective holes from the underside of the upper chassis and when set join the lower chassis part to the upper.

Finally slide the thicker end of the piston into the hole in the upper chassis and rotate it by 90 degrees.


Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag. .
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delboy271155
#3 Posted : 13 April 2018 08:02:16

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Stage 48

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Rear hatch Inner/Outer, Hatch stay, Stopper, Hinge pins x2, Springs x2.

Fit the hatch stay to the rear hatch inner , by fitting the first pin and leaving the ribbed tip out and then pressing the pin into place. Repeat for the other pin.

Next fit the stopper and keeping it in position glue the main rear hatch panel to the inner panel as you did before and finally fit the springs.


The Mole

Parts supplied: Wheel fret A and B, Axles x4, Tracks x2.

Glue the two sets of drive wheels A and B together as you have done previously, then do the same for all six wheels A and B. Now fit a drive wheel set onto an axle and fit three wheel sets onto the other three remaining axles.

Slide the drive wheel axle through the rearmost hole in the lower chassis and fit the other drive wheel set to the other end of the axle. Now repeat with the non-drive wheels and axles so that all the axles and wheels are fitted to the chassis. To finish pull both sets of tracks over the wheels, starting from the drive wheel end and making sure the tracks are fully engaged with all the wheels

Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag. .

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delboy271155
#4 Posted : 16 April 2018 09:38:21

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Stage 49

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Floor A+B, Front hatch mount, Rear hatch mount, Screws x9.


Using four of the screws provided secure floor parts A and B together.

Fit the front hatch assembly to the underside of the floor’s wider front end via its stay and make sure the hinges are flush with the floor’s edge. Hold the hatch in position and use tweezers to pull both springs over the pins. Then making sure the springs remain on their pins place the front hatch mount over the stay and secure it with two screws.

Now fit the rear hatch via its stay to the underside of the floor and check the hinges are flush. Then fit the springs. Ensuring the springs stay in position fit the rear hatch mount and secure it using two more screws.



The Mole

Parts supplied: Side frame L+R, Slide rail, Lower frame, Gantry hinge.


Glue the slide rail to the recess on the right side frame. Now remove the piston that you fitted in the previous stage and dry fit its thinner tip into the hole in the right side frame making sure you orientate the parts correctly. Now glue the left side frame in place but do not glue the piston which fits through the hole in the left side frame.

Glue the gantry hinge onto the lower frame. Then slide the piston through the main slot in the lower frame and rotate so the parts are in line with each other and press the parts together. Now fit the piston back into the chassis and rotate the parts so they are in line and then slot the gantry hinge into the T-shaped hole and slide it forward.

Check that the gantry can lift up and down.


Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag. .

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delboy271155
#5 Posted : 24 April 2018 21:53:08

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Stage 50

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Frame 1, Frame 2, Frame 3, Screws x5


The frames and underside of the Pod 4 floor have identification numbers on them.

Fit frame 1 into its slot and use a screw to secure it. Then repeat for frame 2. When you fit frame 3 spread the frame slightly so you can fit it over the width of the base and fix with two screws. Finally make sure all four screws are secure.



The Mole

Parts Supplied:
Drill body, Slide guide, Belts x2


Note the difference in size between the front and back holes on the drill body and similarly that the belts have a small and large pin.

Glue one of the belts into one set of holes and then repeat for the other belt making sure both parts are seated correctly and are level with the drill body. Finally glue the slide guide into place.


Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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delboy271155
#6 Posted : 26 April 2018 07:14:49

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Stage 51

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Frame 4, Frame 5, Frame 6, Frame 7, Screws x5.


Find the 4 marked on the underside of the Pod 4 floor and then carefully stretch the frame across to fit into the opposite slot. Then checking both sides are level, secure both ends with a screw.

Now fix frame 5 and 6 in position making sure you face the frames the right way round and secure them both with a screw. Then check all four screws are secure.

The notches in the underside of frame 7 will fit into the corresponding ones on frames 1–6.

So start by fitting frame 7 into frames 3 and 4 and pinching the joints together to make sure they are fully seated. Carry on fitting frame 7 into frames 1,2,5 and 6 ensuring that all the joints are also fully seated.


The Mole

Parts supplied:
Drill, Drill base, Rear cover, Tank R, Tank L.


Locate the R and L markings on the tank parts.

Glue the right tank to the right side of the Mole making sure the orientation is correct and then repeat for the left side. Place the gantry back onto the chassis and then fit the rear cover.

Next join the drill to its base, without glue and then join the drill to the drill body with a little glue. Finally without glue join the drill to its slot in the gantry via its slide guide and then slide it along to fit neatly.

The Mole is complete. Check its drill can be raised and lowered.


Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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delboy271155
#7 Posted : 29 April 2018 11:52:39

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Stage 52

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Front panel outer, Front panel inner, Details 1-17, Screws x2, Washers x2.


Take the inner and outer parts of the front panel and fasten them to each other with a little glue and press together until set.

Note: All details will be glued in place and be sure to check their orientation.

Fix details: 2, 4, 8 and 9 to the left/inner side of the front panel.

Next fit details: 15, 14, 3, 10 and 11 to the upper/inner side of the front panel.

Fit the final details: 12, 16, 17, 1(x2), 13, 6, 7, and 5 to the right/inner side of the front panel.

Slot the front hatch of your Pod 4 assembly through the middle of the pod front panel. Gently pull the front hatch stay out from the floor a little and slide the bottom ridge of the front panel in between it and the pod floor. Check everything is in a straight line and flush with the pod floor again. Turn the assembly over and fix the front panel to the pod floor using a washer and screw on each side.

Dab a little glue onto the tab at the front of the longitudinal frame 7 and fit this tab into the hole in the inner front panel, hold until the glue dries.


Pack 8 is complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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